What is Detox?
The process of detox flushes your body of all harmful toxins implanted by the abused substance(s) abused. Some people think the only way to do this is undergoing a “cold-turkey” method of detox. , This is not always true. There are a lot of ways to go about detox, and while one of them is to completely restrict any use of the substance, it can sometimes prove fatal to use this approach. One way or another, the end-game of detox is to have a system completely free of the substance it was dependent on.
Detox is a component of treatment, but it does not always constitute treatment by itself. There are very rare cases where someone can go through detox and then live their life without a full rehabilitation program. We do not generally recommend this, as it only aids with the physical aspects of addiction and does not deal with or treat the psychological dependence.
Do I Need Detox?
Short answer, yes. If you or any friends or loved ones are currently addicted to a substance, then detox is necessary. Different drugs have varying withdrawal effects, these also differ from the side-effects of detoxing from alcohol. Each case is unique and handled as such at because we understand that one approach to treatment may not work effectively for everyone.
There are three stages clients of can expect when they make the right choice to detox. First, each client is reviewed and examined in order to ascertain the substance being abused, whether it be illegal drugs, prescription medications, alcohol, or multiple substances. Then comes the process of actually detoxing the client from the substance(s) and helping them break free of the physical addiction. The third phase is highly recommended, which is where the client goes through a tailored treatment program that aims to treat the psychological dependency. There are some cases where detox is enough and the client is able to live his or her life without therapy, but this is not common.
Relapse is actually very common if detox is used as a stand-alone process. Because we don’t want relapse, Detox Cape Coral strongly encourages clients to transition into rehabilitation programs that utilize therapy. The bottom-line of therapy is understanding the addiction at a subconscious level. There are likelyfactors buried deep contributing to the use of addictive substances, and understanding them is very important.
Take the First Step
The first step to full physical and psychological rehabilitation is detox. Therapy is highly recommended afterwards, but the first step is the most important, the second comes naturally. The body will be clearer after detox and allow the mind to process properly.
Pick up the phone and call (239) 244-8977 to speak to an expert in the field of detox and get the right information. Knowledge is power, and addiction is a strong enemy, so having the right know-how can mean the difference between a good experience and a bad one. If you know someone who is struggling with an addiction, or you yourself have a substance abuse problem, call the experts and get started.